Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: New Orleans Louisiana
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Re: Pointing Ability
Modern GPS with a VMG to windward function. Slowly bring the boat from jib reaching up until the vmg starts to fall. That's your fastest upwind angle, regardless of pointing ability. A lot of boats can claw upwind tighter than this at reasonable speed.
A lot of people worry more about point than speed made good, but that is the slow way to get anywhere.